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New Choir Members Welcome

This is the website of Motherwell Diocesan Choir. We sing at many of the major services held in Motherwell Cathedral and across the Diocese.  You will also find some of the choir singing at the 5.30pm Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

The Motherwell Diocesan Choir is directed by John Pitcathley, and conducted by Des McLean.

Special event for everyone connected over the years to the Diocesan Choir:

On Thursday December 14 at 7pm there will be a Mass in Motherwell Cathedral to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the diocese. During this Mass the bishop will honour the contribution of the Diocesan Choir for 42 years to the liturgy of the Cathedral and to the diocese as a whole. All are welcome to come and share in this happy occasion.

Choir Engagements (May be subject to change) 

 The choir will perform the Requiem by Gabriel Faure within the context of a programme entitled In Memoriam, an evening of music dedicated to The Holy Souls. Admission Free. All Welcome

The choir will provide the music for the KHS Mass of Our Lady of Palestine in Motherwell Cathedral

11th November 2022


29th October 2022





Sunday 1st March. 


Motherwell  Cathedral

Lenten Concert

Tuesday 7th April. 7.00pm

Motherwell Cathedral

Chrism Mass

Thursday 9th April.


Motherwell Cathedral


Sunday 15th December : St.Leonard's. EastKilbride.


Monday 16th December :

St. Andrews's Airdrie. 7.30pm

Wednesday 18th December:

Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral. Motherwell :


Sunday 22nd December :

St. Athanasius' Carluke:


Video clip above is best heard through ear or headphones. A few short soundbites from the concert. Apologies for shaky video. It was recorded on a mobile phone  from the rear of the church, unfortunately quite a distance from the choir. Thank you for taking the time to watch. If this inspires you, please feel free to contact us as we are especially seeking Tenor, Bass and Alto  singers. The clip was taken on the 16th May, 2018 at our Choral Classics for a Spring Evening concert. 

If you were inspired to consider joining us after our carol services, see below

We are currently seeking new choir members, especially, Alto, Tenor and Bass.   Contact us now to find out more.

This will not impact on your current commitments to Sunday choirs. Rehearsals are held Cathedral Primary School,  Motherwell, Wednesdays, 7.30pm from August   until end June. 

New members always welcome.

Carol Concerts 2018

December 04, 2018

This December the choir will present "Mary's Child, the Christmas Story in word and carol". Details can be found by either clicking on the image or on the button below. We look forward to celebrating this event with you all. 

"When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today."

November 16, 2018

A War To End Wars is a reflection in music and the spoken word, presented by Motherwell Diocesan Choir to mark the centenary of the ending of World War I.  The programme will include the Requiem by Gabriel Faure, together with a selection of 20th century music and poetry.  Admission is free and all are invited to participate in this event in thanksgiving for those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Rosary Sunday

October 07, 2018

Sunday 7th October is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and to celebrate, there will be a Torchlight Procession at 7.00pm, with the Litany of Loreto, around the Grotto.

This will mark the end of the 2018 Pilgrimage Season. Please join us.

National Pilgrimage in Honour of St John Ogilvie

September 02, 2018


Confessions from 1pm till 2.30pm
Holy Mass at 3pm 
Rosary Procession & Benediction 5:15pm
More information can be found by clicking on the "info" button. 

A New Season Begins

August 08, 2018

A new season begins.... We are seeking Tenors, Altos and Basses. Please come along and join us for our first rehearsal. 
We normally meet in the Cathedral Primary School on Wednesday evenings but this year our first rehearsal will take place in Motherwell Cathedral on Wednesday August 15. Since that is the feast of The Assumption we will sing at the 7.30pm Mass and stay on there for our choir rehearsal. 
The following Wednesday (22nd) we will meet in the Cathedral Primary School.
If you wish more information please contact us via our website or Facebook page. 

Soundbites : Choral Classics for a Spring Evening.

May 16, 2018

Video clip above is best heard through ear or headphones. A few short soundbites from the concert. Apologies for shaky video. It was recorded on a mobile phone  from the rear of the church, unfortunately quite a distance from the choir. Thank you for taking the time to watch. If this inspires you, please feel free to contact us as we are especially seeking tenor and alto  singers. 

Choral Classics for a Spring Evening

May 16, 2018

Join us at a fundraiser evening of choral classics for the two charities of Mary's Meals and St Andrew's Hospice. There are no tickets for for sale, as entry is free However we would ask for a suggested donation of £5 per person to raise funds for these two amazing charities. There will be organ and orchestral accompaniment to the choir's singing. It promises to be a wonderful evening. 

Rehearsals - Happy New Year, a new program begins

January 09, 2018

Rehearsals resume on Wednesday (10 Jan) in the Cathedral Primary School, Motherwell; men at 7:00pm, ladies at 7.30pm.

Highlights of the Ordination of Rev Paul Denney

December 08, 2017

Yesterday was a Golden day in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes East Kilbride as Paul Hugh Denney was ordained to the Priesthood. The 5th and final ordination for the Diocese of Motherwell this year!

F.A.S.S. Twenty fourth Annual Remembrance Service

November 23, 2017

This evening the choir was privileged to make its annual visit to St Alphonsus Church in Glasgow to help provide the music for an ecumenical service organised by FASS. This is a Glasgow-based organisation which supports families who have suffered the death of a family member due to drug-abuse during the course of the year. Choir members have participated in this service for the past twenty four years and always find it an extremely moving event. Almost 100 names were read out this evening, a group representing the total who have died. Each lit candle you see in front of the altar symbolises a friend or family member being remembered and prayed for this evening. If you wish to contact FASS, you can reach them via their website :, or click on the button below. 

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